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Foreign affairs officer to discuss modern slavery at BYU May 16

The Brigham Young University David M. Kennedy Center for International Studies will host two lectures featuring Rebecca E. Billings, foreign affairs officer, Wednesday, May 16, in 238 Herald R. Clark Building.

Admission is free, and the public is welcome to attend.

Billings will highlight a Global Awareness Lecture, entitled "Trafficking in Persons: A Modern-Day Form of Slavery," at noon, followed by a career lecture at 3 p.m.

Billings is a program coordinator in the Asia and Pacific region for the U.S. Department of State, where she is responsible for monitoring and combating trafficking in persons. She joined the State Department in 2003 and has worked with the Bureau for International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs, working in the executive secretariat assisting the Secretary of State. Billings completed her education with bachelor's and master's degrees in humanities with an emphasis in art history.

This lecture will be archived online. For more information on Kennedy Center events, see the calendar online at kennedy.byu.edu.

Writer: Elizabeth Kasper

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